In a surprise announcement, Montreal’s archdiocesan office was hit with a 20-per-cent reduction of its workforce on Nov. 4.

UN interns get closeup on Church and the world

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Passionate young Catholics looking to apply the Church’s centuries-old apostolic teaching to real-world issues will find a training ground in the diplomatic corps of the Holy See at the United Nations.

Church as ‘light of nations’

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In the first of what organizers hope will be an annual event, the St. Monica Institute will host a Nov. 11 conference that will explore the theme of the Church as “a light for nations.”

Priest transformed by 11 years of service as military chaplain

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Fr. Lester Mendonsa said he was transformed by his 11 years of experience as a military chaplain for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from 2008 to 2019.

Exploring danger, possibilities of genetic editing

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With danger comes some interesting prospects in the field of gene therapy and genome editing, Dr. Brett Salkeld believes.

Tale of two chaplains

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Richard Bernier was only sworn in as a military chaplain six months ago while Fr. Brad Sweet retired as “padre” on Oct. 19, but the two men share a common approach to their service in the armed forces.

Catholic enrolment scales new heights

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Catholic school enrollment has skyrocketed to new heights in many regions across Canada, especially in and around London, Ont., and Saskatoon.

Leo taps pews for pastoral plan

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Toronto Archbishop Francis Leo is all ears and wants to hear from clergy and lay parishioners as he helps craft the next pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Toronto.

Donor pledging to save Nova Scotia parish disappears

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The anonymous donor who emerged from nowhere in April to present an offer of $10 million to save and restore the historic 118-year-old Église Sainte-Marie Catholic Church in Church Point, N.S., has seemingly vanished into thin air.

Two sides of integralism, never shall they meet

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On Oct. 26, two American professors on opposite ends of a buzzy political philosophy called “Catholic integralism” gave lectures to separate, eager audiences at McGill University. Though the men are more than primed for a public sparring, Montreal didn’t prove to be a site for Adrian Vermeule and Kevin Vallier to meet in the ring.

Trial date set for alleged Alberta church arsonists

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Two men from High Prairie, Alta., charged for setting fire to St. Bernard’s Church in Grouard, Alta., on May 22 are slated for trial almost a year to the day later.